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Poster: Mooding Date: Jun 16, 2014 12:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tuning and knoodling

re: "Did they? I swear, listening to the music in its taped/digital form has distorted things for me. What I remember involves, as you say, lots of interminable breaks wherein the band stands there, tunes, members vanish, they tune some more. On tape it all runs together, though. Somehow what I recall as long, long minutes of nothing don't end up captured and then I wonder if I'm right."

You are right. It seems to me that LOTS of the between song time has been eliminated, my guess is that this occurred when digitization happened. I recall listening to plenty of cassettes (they're all still upstairs in the closet) with seemingly interminable (minutes!) between songs. I miss that.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 16, 2014 2:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tuning and knoodling

Plus presumably tapers pressed "stop." I doubt many would just let their tapes roll during the, er, Dead time. So that cut it drastically, and then the minutes when the tape was rolling but nothing really happened -- noodle, pause, noodle, oh look they're going to start!, pause, I guess not, noodle noodle -- got cut with digitization.